Cookies are small text files that are sent to and stored on your computer, smartphone or other device for accessing the internet, whenever you visit a website. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user's device. We use the following cookies on this Site:
For a detailed description of the ‘analytics’ and strictly necessary’ cookies that we use on this Site, please see below.
More information about cookies can be found on www.allaboutcookies.org.
Cookies are used for a variety of reasons, such as to improve the functionality and performance of this Site and to allow us to tailor the content of the Site to suit your interests.
When we include links to third party websites, please bear in mind they will have their own privacy and cookie policies that will govern the use of any information you submit. We recommend you read their policies as we are not responsible or liable for any third party's privacy practices.
The browsers of most computers, smartphones and other web-enabled devices are typically set up to accept cookies. If you wish to amend your cookie preferences for this Site, you can generally do this through your browser settings. Your browser's 'help' function will tell you how to do this.
You do not have to accept cookies, however, please remember that cookies are often used to enable and improve certain functions on our Site. If you choose to switch certain cookies off, it is likely to affect how our Site works and you may not be able to access all or parts of the Site.
For more information about how to disable cookies, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.
The single session cookie is a temporary cookie which remains in the cookie file of your browser until you close the browser.
The other cookies will remain in the cookie file of your browser after the closing of the browser, and will become active again when you reopen the Website. These cookies have different expiration dates. Following expiry of a cookie, a new version of that cookie will be downloaded when you next visit the Website, unless you have withdrawn your consent in the meantime.
Third parties are trusted suppliers to HSBC. They include our insurance policy providers, partners who provide important functionality to our website, such as our live chat service, and partners who help us improve our website, such as Adobe Analytics, who provide statistics about which pages are visited most frequently.
You will only ever be shown HSBC-branded advertisements on our website - never those from other companies. Of course, you may see HSBC-branded advertisements when browsing other companies' websites too. Some of these will be general campaign-related adverts but others will be tailored to your likely interests based upon previous web browsing activity - these can be easily identified as they feature a small blue AdChoices icon in the corner of the advert. If you want to opt-out of receiving targeted adverts from HSBC, please read our FAQs.
Questions, comments and requests regarding this Cookies Policy are welcomed and should be submitted via the Site’s ‘Contact Us’ form, which can be found here.
Please see below for a detailed list of the ‘analytics’ cookies used on this Site.
|AMCV_###@AdobeOrg||This cookie is used by Adobe Analytics to identify a unique visitor.|
|s_vi||This cookie is used by Adobe Analytics to identify a unique visitor|
|s_fid||This cookie is used by Adobe Analytics to identify a unique visitor if the standard s_vi cookie is unavailable due to third-party cookie restrictions.|
|mbox||This cookie is used by Adobe Target. It keeps a number of values to manage how visitors experience Target campaigns.|
Strictly necessary cookies
Please see below for a detailed list of the ‘strictly necessary’ cookies used on this Site.
|ASP.NET_SessionId||This cookie is automatically generated by asp.net. It is used to identify the user’s session on the server. The session being an area on the server that can be used to store data in between http requests.|
|demdex||Audience Manager sets this cookie to assign a unique ID to a site visitor. The demdex cookie helps Audience Manger perform basic functions such as visitor identification, ID synchronization, segmentation, modeling, reporting, etc.|
|dextp||Audience Manager sets this cookie to record the last time it made a data synchronization call.|
|dstjs||Audience Manager sets this cookie when there's an error sending data to a destination.|
|TEAL||This cookie will be used to store session based information on which product ids have been viewed on this site.|
|tms-ref||This cookie will be used to store the session referrer.|
|utag_main||This cookie is used by our sites to manage tags on each of our pages.|
Tailored content cookies
Please see below for a detailed list of the ‘tailored content’ cookies used on this Site.
|uuid (or uuidc||MediaMath uses this cookie to identify a unique visitor. It contains a unique, pseudonymous browser identifier. It does not contain information that is reasonably linkable to an identifiable person such as a real name, email, phone number, government identifier, or financial account number.|
|mt_misc||MediaMath uses this cookie to hold attributes about the browser for fraud prevention and other technical optimizations.|
|mt_mop||MediaMath uses this cookie to synchronize the visitor ID with a limited number of trusted exchanges and data partners|
|MediaMath uses these cookies for advertisers that intend to buy ads on certain supply sources. They contain an Advertiser ID and timeout information.|
|opt-out||MediaMath uses this cookie to record and maintain consumer opt-out choices.|
The only time we may share personal information gathered through cookies, is when you have given us express consent to do so by applying for a product or service.
The cookies we use are completely safe and secure. In fact, many of them are used purely to provide important security features such as protecting your data and your accounts.
The cookies we use cannot look into your computer, smartphone or web-enabled device and obtain information about you or your family or read any material kept on your hard drive.
If I use a public computer, will someone be able to get my details from the cookies? Our cookies cannot be used by anyone else who has access to the computer to find out anything about you, other than the fact that someone using the computer may have visited a certain website. Our cookies do not in any way compromise the security of internet banking.